More than anything else, banders are responsible for the safety and welfare of the birds they study. This means that stress and risks of injury or death need to be minimized. Some basic rules are as follows.
Proper mist net use 101: putting up, closing, taking down a net, and storage tips.
This photo guide accompanies Pyle Guide Part 1, and is extremely helpful as a visual aid in identification of molt limits and plumage patterns.
Rich Keith discusses a brief history of bird banding, the different sizes of bands, and how to use and care for your banding pliers.